HYDRATION

WHY DO WE SWEAT?


During exercise, the human body produces heat by consuming energy. To release this heat, the body regulates its internal temperature by evaporating sweat from the surface of the skin. Evaporation of sweat during exercise leads to losses of water and electrolytes (salt and minerals) throughout physical activity.
To maintain good performance and prevent health risks, it is essential that athletes adapt their hydration according to these losses.

HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR HYDRATION?

Research has shown that there is an optimal window for maintaining proper hydration levels while improving athletic performance. For long-term physical activities, dehydration or overhydration can lead to reduced performance and health risks, especially in hot environments and/or during intensive exercise.

A study conducted by physiologist Armstrong in 2021 indicated that dehydration of 1-3% of body weight loss could be considered acceptable for long-term performance. Furthermore, electrolytes (especially sodium) can be lost in large quantities in sweat. It is essential to compensate for their loss so as not to disrupt the body's balance.

BE ONE INNOVATION: THE SWEAT MARKERS OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Controlling fluid loss during exercise is a challenge for athletes. Currently, the amount of sweat lost can be measured by weighing the body before and after exercise, and the sodium (salt) lost in sweat can be analyzed in the laboratory using patches or other systems.

However, these techniques are difficult to apply during real-time training or competition. The Be One armband is a true on-board laboratory. It measures water and sodium loss throughout exercise to help you perform better by alerting you on how to better hydrate yourself during and after exercise.

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HOW BE ONE HELPS MANAGE SWEAT LOSS

Be One, with a patented microfluid collector, makes it possible to obtain a continuous flow of sweat over many hours (up to 4 hours). Thus, it is possible to lead continuous and accurate analyzes of sweat unlike the adhesive patches.
Adhesive patches are limited by the time of use, criticized by the lack of reliability of analyzes (limited electronic system) without forgetting the problems of detachment and skin irritation.

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